TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Event chairman Brian Shockney said this year's goal was to raise $60,000. Before the walk started, more than $50,000 had already been donated.
Hundreds of supporters and people personally impacted by heart disease are hoping their efforts will help find a cure.
"I've had two of my grandparents die of heart disease," Shockney said. "My father has heart disease, so it's really near and dear to my heart that we find cures. A lot of people around here have also had family members who wear the red hats if they've actually been affected personally by it."
Shockney said all the money raised stays in the community helping find cures for heart disease.
It's been nearly a month since a tornado damaged Southwestern Middle School and Mintonye Elementary School, giving faculty the task of helping students transition to their new surroundings.
There were several two hour delays for area schools Thursday morning. As of Thursday evening, there are none for Friday morning.
Donations are being accepted to help around 300 seniors receive a holiday gift.